Although the Orbiting Unification Ring Satellite and the OUR-Space Peace Sculpture projects described in the previous post were unfortunately postponed, the experienced gained and the contacts established led to the creation and realization of other art-in-space projects. As such, the OURS Foundation's “private space program” began to unfold and develop in other and sometimes parallel directions. This post details the spaceflights of the Cosmic Dancer sculpture and Ars Ad Astra: The Frist Art Exhibition in Earth Orbit on the Mir space station. It also discusses the initiation of the SEEDS project. Gravity and Art My interest in space and physics...

As mentioned in my previous post, in the 1970's my art had become inspired by scientific information about the nature of the universe which was reflected in my primary mode of expression, which at this time was mostly painting. In 1975, my wife and I moved to Zurich which exposed me to a thriving contemporary art scene. Four years later we moved to the US and, after a year and a half, we decided that Switzerland was the better choice for our circumstances and we returned to Switzerland in 1980. Signs & Symbols Back in Switzerland, my “particle” painting style...

My name is Arthur Woods and I have been personally involved in humanity's space program for almost 60 years. I am very pleased to have been invited to share my work and my experiences in the AstroArts program on the Astronomers Without Borders website. I especially like the designation of “AstroArtists” that is being used on the website. I say that because I consider myself to be an astronautical artist in that my artistic work related to space has been mostly about art designed to be realized beyond Earth's atmosphere and as such, it relies on the science and technology...

In this week's blog, Julien Salad speaks with AWB's AstroArts editor, Daniela de Paulis about his inspiration for Les Grottes Stellaires installations. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

The Animaux stellaires (Stellar Animals) are part of a series developed since 2008, inspired by the work of an ethnoastronomer at the Lascaux Cave. According to Chantal Jègues-Wolkiewiez, the main points of the animals painted on the walls of the Salles des Tauraux, match the location of stars in the sky: they form a map of constellations that still today can be found in the sky. In addition, the cave is inclined so that the sun enters and illuminates the paintings during summer solstices. The researcher also concluded that the caves were a shamanic ritual site. The paintings in fact...

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Astronomers Without Borders' AstroCrafts web blog presented by Kathleen Horner will share a unique variety of creative, educational and fun astronomy-related crafts inspired by the cosmos in which we live. The AstroCrafts page projects will be presented periodically throughout the year for the whole family that involves hands on arts and crafts that will teach us about the wonders of our universe.  The projects are especially a great resource for schools and other organizations, too.  The AstroCrafts projects is another way we can discover our own inner artist and find personal expression of what we see and feel in the cosmic life that is all around us.